Ben Buchler is a Professor at the ANU School of Physics and the Director of the ANU node of the Centre for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology (CQC2T).
Ben has extensive experience in quantum and nano-optics. He completed a PhD on the electro-optic control of quantum measurements in 2002 and took up a postdoctoral position at ETH Zurich working in the nano-optics group. During this time, he used near-field scanning probe techniques to characterise photonic crystal waveguides and cavities, as well as perform measurements of single-molecule fluorescence quantum efficiency.
Returning to The Australian National University in 2006, Ben became a Chief Investigator in the ARC Centre for Quantum-Atom Optics and began working on quantum memory based on warm atomic vapour. In 2010 Ben was awarded an ARC Future Fellowship to support his work in the Centre and in 2011 he was part of the ANU quantum memory team, which was a finalist in the Eureka Awards.
Recent work has included the generation of stationary light that is trapped in an atomic cloud and the use of machine learning to improve the performance of quantum systems.
He is also running a precision magnetometer for Global Network of Optical Magnetometers for Exotic physics searches with the aim of finding signals due to dark matter.